in the Land where
Art and History Meet
Follow this ink for a new Drone flight through the Tubac Presidio: https://youtu.be/nNQ5ptbnPnU
Tumacácori National Historical Park protects the ruins of three Spanish mission communities. The main unit of the park was established by Father Kino in 1691, making it Arizona’s oldest mission site.
The Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail was created by Congress so that communities, private land owners, and local governments can take the lead in establishing the 1200-mile trail. The National Park Service offers its support for local and citizen-based trail creation.
Rio Rico Historical Society works to preserve the past of this Southern Arizona town. To see this and other historical organizations in Santa Cruz County go to http://www.rioricohistoricalsociety.org/santa-cruz-county-history.html
Founded in 1961, the Tubac Center of the Arts is the core of Tubac’s artistic heritage and identity. It sponsors a variety of member artist, regional and national exhibits, a performing arts series, and other cultural services.
The Anza Trail Coalition is a non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration and maintenance, protection and interpretation of the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail.
Mission San Xavier del Bac was founded in 1692 by Father Kino. The present church was built in 1783, and is one of the most outstanding examples of Mexican baroque architecture in the United States.
The Tubac Chamber of Commerce sponsors the Tubac Festival of the Arts, the longest running event of its kind in the southwest. It showcases the work of hundreds of visiting artists, craft persons and musicians from around the country and Canada.
Just up the road in Amado, the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory (FLWO) is the largest field installation of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) outside Cambridge, MA. Since October 1968, the FLWO has been used as the site for experiments requiring extremely dark skies, dry climate, and good “optical seeing.”
The Presidio San Augustín del Tucson living history museum interprets the daily life of the Spanish outpost (or fort) that replaced Tubac in 1776.
Tubac Golf Resort and Spa is a luxurious and tranquil vacation destination. Set on the historic 500-acre Otero Ranch, the golf course is enhanced by magnificent views of the Tumacacori and Santa Rita mountain peaks.
Green Valley-Sahuarita Volunteer Clearinghouse – Connecting Southern Arizona volunteers with agencies to meet critical needs in our area.
The Arizona State Museum on the campus of the University of Arizona preserves and interprets the enduring cultures of Arizona, the American Southwest and northern Mexico.